British want India-Pakistan to solve their issues
Settle Kashmir issue over talks: Theresa May
British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has arrived here on Sunday night on a three-day visit to India, wants India-Pakistan to solve their issues.
She said that India-Pakistan should hold some bilateral talks in order to settle the issue of Kashmir.
“This is a matter for India and Pakistan to further sort it out through dialogue,” May told this correspondent on the board of the Royal Air Force Voyager, regarding the Britain’s stance on cross -border terrorism sponsored by Pakistan in Kashmir.
“This is not an issue for any other government to further get involved,” May said.
May’s three-day official visit is aimed at promoting Indo-British relations
“The UK and India are natural partners – the world’s oldest democracy and then the world’s largest democracy – and together I believe we can further achieve great things – delivering jobs and skills, developing some of the new technologies and improving our cities, tackling terrorism and climate change.
“This is a partnership about our shared security and shared prosperity. It is a partnership of potential. And on this visit I intend to harness that potential, rebooting an age-old relationship in this age of opportunity and with that helping to build a better Britain,” she added.
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The British delegation includes prominent British Indian business personalities like Lord Jitesh Gadhia, Dr. Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek Group, Nik Kotecha, CEO of Morningside Pharmaceuticals and Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore Technologies.
The business agenda also includes the signing of a landmark agreement in order to improve the intellectual property landscape in India with a programme of co-operation between the UK Intellectual Property Office and India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
This will also support Indian efforts to further protect and enforce intellectual property rights, thereby by addressing one of the concerns for British businesses operating in India.
Britain will commit to extend assistance to India, which is intended to improve the business environment, including by further providing advice on reducing regulation, taxation and public administration, standards and insolvency.
No other country has such comprehensive co-operation with India in this area, which is indeed intended to support Modi’s efforts to push India up the world’s Ease of Doing Business rankings from its current 130th spot and in turn make it easier for British business to trade and invest in India.
Both Prime Ministers will also be launching an India-UK Urban Partnership on the smart cities and urban development which could unlock new business, which could be worth 2 billion pounds to British business over the next five years.
The Indo-British collaboration is expected to focus on the fast-growing and the dynamic state of Madhya Pradesh besides the historic and the holy city of Varanasi, Prime Minister Modi’s constituency in Uttar Pradesh.